Deputy Chair - David Schmude

David has broad experience in sports management and marketing at both a national and regional level. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Sport UNE and UNE Life at the University of New England in Armidale.

David has a proven track record in widening the influence of sport in the wider community and the corporate sector, as a basis for improving sport-based services to students and enhancing the profile of university sport. This has often involved forging university partnerships with external organisations, such as the NSW Rugby League and the Sydney Kings Basketball Club.

He shares a strong commitment to the aims of AUS to foster university sport as a significant part of university life and represent the sporting needs of university students in the broader spheres of government decision-making.

David has shown a capacity for policy initiatives in his own institution that enhance the place and potential of sport in a university setting. He has given particular attention to the special needs of students in a regionally located university, that typically combines an on-campus residential population with externally enrolled students living in various cities and regions.


  • Master of International Sports Management, Southern Cross University
  • Director of Australian University Sport, 2016 - present


  • ASC
  • AIS
  • beyondblue
  • Bulk Nutrients
  • CPA Australia
  • Defence Force Recruiting
  • JanSport
  • Kukri
  • Mainfreight
  • Red Bull
  • Riot Games
  • Singapore Airlines
  • Stay Oz
  • UniBank